Tag Archives: step counts

The New ‘Fitbit Charge 4’ GPS Appears To Be Highly Accurate — Better Than Garmin Fenix 6!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.



I will not mince words. I am very impressed with the Fitbit Charge 4. Most accurate Fitbit I have encountered and it was my 5th.

I have worn it for 4-days now, side-by-side, on the same wrist, as my $700 Garmin Fenix 6. Step count on the Fitbit Charge 4 has tracked that of the Fenix pretty well. Within 1%. That is amazing for a Fitbit.

And then GPS. Wow. Am I blown away. You have two GPS tracks above.

I would contend that on the longer walk the Fitbit GPS tracked my path better — with more detail. I walked with the dogs and they drag me from side-to-side of the road — and these are DIRT ROADS in the woods with hardly any traffic. So, crisscrossing is not an issue.

Then having the ‘heart rate’ & ‘pace’ overlays on top of the GPS track — brilliant & magic. Love it.

I am humbled. As many of you know, I am a Garmin MAN — and I even own Garmin shares (and have done so for a longtime). Yes, I owned Fitbit too, but that was NOT pretty.

No, I will NOT be wearing the Fitbit Charge 4. SMILE. Slightly too small for my liking. I will be sending it back, with my compliments, to my friends at ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ who were kind enough to ship me this for evaluation. Job done. I am pleased. Nice tracker.

Well done, Fitbit.


Related posts:
Search ‘Fitbit’.


by Anura Guruge

The New ‘Fitbit Charge 4’ Proving To Be Remarkably — & Impressively — Accurate.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.


Yesterday, after my 1st day with it, I noticed that the step count on the Fitbit Charge 4 was within 1% of those measured on my Garmin Fenix 6.

This was my 5th Fitbit & I have never had one that tracked so close to a Garmin. SMILE.

Wow. I was amazed and impressed.

This morning I did this SHORT GPS comparison. Today was my ‘day-off’. In terms of exercise I have been on a 3-days ON, 1-day OFF routine for ever. It works for I. I get 6-days of exercise a week with 1-day off. I am cool with that. On my day off I do not do my 4+ walk (in the morning) or my 23-minutes on my exercise bike. Hence, this short walk.

The GPS map track is GOOD. Distance is about the same as that on the Garmin. The time difference is explainable. I can’t turn them both on/off at the same time.

I just checked the step counts for the day. 110-step difference between the two at 7,800 steps. That is good. Very good.

I am impressed. Best Fitbit, in terms of accuracy, yet.

Well done, Fitbit.


Related posts:
Search ‘Fitbit’.


by Anura Guruge

The New ‘Fitbit Charge 4’ Alongside My ‘Garmin Fenix 6’ — Thanks To ‘Heartrate Monitor USA’.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. [Don’t panic. I didn’t die. I took the Fenix 6 off when I showered — the leather strap. SMILE.]


Click to access the ‘HRM USA’ product page. You will be GLAD you visited.


When you are as active as I just one activity tracker, even one as powerful as the Garmin Fenix 6. SMILE.

Nahhh!

My friends at HRM USA (and they are good friends, indeed) asked me to checkout the new Fitbit Charge 4. A ‘year ago’ I said “no more Fitbits. I will get wife to check them out. I will only do Garmins“. But, they are very nice. So, I relented.

With Fitbit the first thing I check is STEPS.

I have done just over 4,000 steps since I strapped it to my wrist and I am BLOODY impressed. WOW. Best Fitbit, ever, in terms of step counting. More or less the same as Garmin Fenix 6.

So, so far so good.

I like it. SMILE.


Related posts:
Search ‘HRM USA’.


by Anura Guruge